nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle purchased from Greenwood Spirits Shoppe in Bowling Green. Poured a clear, deep amber color with a one finger tan head that disappeared and left chunks floating on top of the beer. The aroma was grainy, with a hint of earth and roasted malt. The flavor was solid. Toasted caramel malt base, with an earthy finish. This was a drinkable brew.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 On tap at the Breckenridge tasting room in Denver. Pours a reddish orange, see through body with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a small amount of lace. Aroma...is it there? A small amount of toasty caramel malts and a bit of grassy hops...but thatís really all Iím picking up. Flavor is a little better, but that really isnít saying much. Slightly toasted caramels giving it a lightly charred taste, but leaving it very bland and sweet. I guess Iím picking up a hint of grassy hops in the finish, but really not a lot. Palate is medium bodied, malty, and smooth. Overall, the only reason I tried this was because I was at the tasting room and it was seasonal. Pretty boring and bland. Eh. (4,3,5,3,09)Re-rate: On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a clear reddish amber with a thick, dark tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves some light lacing. Iím still asking where the aroma is! Flavor is a little better than I remember. Malty with some toasted caramels, citrus cherry, and an even hop bitterness. Finishes dry with a lingering taste of fruity malts and toasted caramels with a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth. Overall, better tasting than I remember at the tap room, but still fairly boring. Iíll give it a few more points. (4,3,6,3,11)
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak smell of roasted malt. Nice dark color, thin head. Malty goodness that stays with you a bit. Good brew.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured slightly hazy cherried-amber with a short cap of off-white head (more prolific around the edges). The aroma picked up toasted caramel and darker fruits with a dry, woodsy impression.. came across as decent but nothing special. The flavor picked up sweeter caramel and fruits with lesser brown sugar at the core.. earthy bitterness and a touch of prickly alcohol surrounded.. finished strong and bitter. Medium-bodied and slick on the palate with some tackiness on the back.. quite dry. This was decent, but I wouldnít care for another.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from S&V, Fort Wayne.
Poured hazy deep brown with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex toasted sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced malty sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Good drinkable brew.
tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seasonal on tap at the brewery in Denver. Pours a deep, dark amber color with a slight head and fine bubbles. Slight hop bitterness along with a viscus (alcohol) lace. Malty sweetness struggles against hops presence.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vivid ruby red color with a trace of a khaki head. The aroma was faint sweet, tangy and sour malts. The flavor was sweet, tangy, tart and fruity yet malty with a medium length finish. The mouthfeel was thick and smooth. Very good.
ggilmore512 (2) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2009 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, easy to drink. Not the best bock I have ever had. Pretty forgettable, but would drink again.
CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Happy that I didnít buy a six pack of this beer. Little to no head with this one. Translucent and fairly dark brown. Fairly malty aroma. A strange toffee aroma as well. Dare I say I am smelling something sweet coming from this beer. Not a muted beer in terms of aroma, but fairly pungent. Weird taste. Almost a short lived malty sort of sweet flavor. This one is hard to describe. I haenít tried a beer like this ever before, in terms of taste. I am having such a hard time nailing down what I am actually tasting. Not a bad palate; the beer is smooth on the tongue. Overall, malty beer with a lot of malt flavor and aroma, but nothing that I would want to try again.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a clear dark amber/ruby under a small beige head. malty toffee aroma. flavor is toffee and malty with a hint of nuts and brown sugar. palate is smooth and medium bodied. i sort of like it.